Event Calendar

We do not organise or endorse these events ourselves. Events are organised by individuals or groups who want to celebrate LGBT History Month; the organisers of each event are solely responsible for their own event. We publish these details for your own information only.

My Tutu Went AWOL with Iestyn Edwards @ Wanstead Library
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
My Tutu Went AWOL with Iestyn Edwards @ Wanstead Library

“Only the divinely unique Iestyn Edwards could be in a tutu in a war zone and write about it so perfectly. Moving, fascinating and completely hilarious – it’s got it all, as has the man himself!’ Miranda Hart.
All as seen in the show of the number one best seller! How a West End cabaret star accidentally ended up in Iraq. Drying his pink ballet tights on the anti-blast wall, using his Kevlar helmet as a wash bag, ending up on the naughty tank…
Come find out more at this special event!

DEEP TRASH Romance @ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club
Feb 10 @ 8:00 pm
DEEP TRASH Romance @ Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

Cruise through our pleasure palace and let the waning crescent of the moon enlighten you on 10 February 2018… Deep Trash is back for an out of the ordinary, anti-Valentine affair oozing with bad romance!

Interactive cyber love, queer erotic video works, installations of ‘perverse sexualities’, cruising experiences, romantic machines, subversive maternal intimacies, eco-sex sessions, one-to-one skin encounters, live feminist porn interventions, dark and camp songs of seduction, radical self-love, a pole-dancing chrysalis ambient, butch & femme cabaret, magic tricks and… free ear piercings!

Dressing up (or undressing) highly encouraged.

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Deep Trash is a one night only exhibition-cum-performance-club-night featuring live performances, installations, artworks, visuals and videos spread over 3 floors by 50 artists in East London’s Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. #deeptrash

The venue will be open from 8pm, with a 1h30min long curated screening on loop, an exhibition area, interactive installations and all-night performances reflecting on all dark or positive aspects of romance. #DTromance

Smaragda34 DJ set will highlight the perverse and sanguine aspects of romance with a mix of trash and pop to queercore, punk and emo. To end the night, Nadine Artois (Pxssy Palace) and Nadine Davis (BBZ) will bring you two dancefloors full of deep house, hip-hop, reggaeton, funky, ballroom and afrobeats.

On Thursday 8 February 2018, the conference ‘Love, Pain & Intimacy in Live Art’ at Queen Mary University (London) will introduce some of the artists and their work. Presentations by Ivan Lupi, Rachael Young, Emie // Eva-Marie Elg as E-ME 2.0, Nicola Hunter and keynote lecture by Dominic Johnson (Reader in Performance and Visual Culture, Queen Mary University of London). #performingromance

This programme is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

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PERFORMANCES: Flaviana Xavier Antunes Sampaio / Ivan Lupi / Jen Smethurst / Louise Orwin / Mystical Femmes [Katy Jalili & Tallulah Haddon] / Nicola Hunter / Philip Bedwell / Rachael Young / Sadiq Sadiq & Vendetta Vain / Senith / Slavina + Lidia Ravviso [music by Lady Maru] / Stephen Eyre / Tom Thom / VORTESSA [Lady Helena Vortex & Miss Giovanna Maria Casetta]

VIDEOS: Amanda Wolf / Alex Hovet / Agnes Momirski / Colette Copeland & Adam George / Diana Galimzyanova / Daniela Zahlner / Eggs and Legs and Kleitos Kyriakides / Georgia Day / Jam Steward / Jamie Janković / Jason Bernagozzi / Joy Kolaitis feat. Anna Goula / Kassandra Powell / Lulika / Marilou Poncin & Fannie Sosa / Rosaleigh Harvey-Otway / Rosie Gibbens / Sexon & Sharpe / Tone Haldrup Lorenzen

ARTWORKS: Anjali Prashar-Savoie & Hugh Hathaway / Craestor / Cyber Cesspool / Eliza Goroya / Face The Strange / Indigo Rain / Joseph Ridgeon / Lulu Fan / Nicol Parkinson & Phoebe Patey-Ferguson / Noe Warren [Leo Leander] / Prawnstarpoems [Amanda Hohenberg] / Rosina Godwin / Studio Prokopiou / Sugar & Ginger / TAXI [Suman & Sourav] / Vanane / VenidaDevenida

MUSIC: Smaragda34 / Nadine Artois (Pxssy Palace) / Nadine Davis (BBZ)

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Price Information

Online: £8 (1st wave) / £10 (2nd wave)

Door: £10 (before 9pm) / £12 (after 9pm)

Tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/137227/chk/fcf5/ref/fbevent?widget-disable=true

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2011085509133266 Web: http://cuntemporary.org/deep-trash-romance/

General Information & Press


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Deep Trash: https://www.facebook.com/DeepTrashClub

Venue Information

Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

42-44 Pollard Row, London, E2 6NB

Poster Image: Nicola Hunter, Motherfucker © the artist, 2017

Curve Theatre and DMU Present: At a Stretch @ Curve Theatre
Feb 19 @ 4:30 pm

At a Stretch is part of a series of productions and events to celebrate #DMUpride, which have been curated by DMU students thanks to the university’s partnership with Curve. This wordless visual theatre production tells the story of two women who meet, get stuck
together with elastic and, despite their best efforts, fall in love.
Suitable for families and children aged six and above, the show includes sharp physical
comedy, exciting choreography and breathtaking physical theatre.
WINNER of the ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award 2017.

Curve Theate and DMU present: Gypsy Queen @ Curve Theatre
Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm

Can two men raised to fight ever learn to love?
‘Gorgeous’ George O’Connell, bare-knuckle fighter and traveller, enters the world of professional boxing which puts him on a collision course with his roots, his identity and his greatest fear.
In the opposite corner, gay boxer Dane ‘The Pain’ Samson, the young pretender and son of a boxing legend, is fighting his own battles that lead to a tragedy that neither could predict. Gypsy Queen is an unconventional love story between two fighters who discover the greatest challenge lies outside the ring.

Voices @ BHASVIC
Feb 21 – Feb 24 all-day
Voices @ BHASVIC

Our A-Level students have been working really hard for several months to prepare ‘Voices’, a show designed to commemorate and celebrate 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality, through text and song, in the words of some of our most famous playwrights, singers and comedians.

If you haven’t had a chance to get your ticket, don’t forget to do so now!

Discounts are available for groups of 4.

7:15pm for 7:30 start in the BHASVIC Theatre, plus Saturday Matinee at 2:15pm

£7.50 • £4.50 concessions

Tickets available online from ticketsource.co.uk/bhasvicevents and on the door

LGBT History Month – Reflective Sounds @ Barbican Music Library
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm
LGBT History Month - Reflective Sounds @ Barbican Music Library

Join us at the Barbican Music Library for an evening of music and entertainment in celebration of LGBT History Month. Vocalist Julian Fox will perform a number of original songs, before Project Adorno delight us with their performance collage Jarman in Pieces. Celebrating the life of director and gay rights activist Derek Jarman, the show brings together a mix of original songs, film, interviews, ambient sounds and spoken word.

Praise for Project Adorno:

“A multi-media experience with a good deal of entertaining and thought-provoking music” ScotsGay magazine.

“A stunning exercise in electronic beat poetry”
Record Collector Magazine

“A bizarrely enjoyable hour of nerdy oddness”
Cheltenham Literature Festival

Fritha Jenkins (in response to the legacy of Edna Lumb): Aggregate @ Leeds Arts University
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm

Interdisciplinary contemporary artist, Fritha Jenkins, has developed a performance practice in response to the legacy of Edna Lumb which aims to resolve Lumb’s historical oversight and rescue the feminist core of her aesthetics. As Lumb’s archivist, Jenkins has had unprecedented access to Lumb’s papers, artworks and thinking, and has developed sculptural and performative investigations into materials such as aggregate and river-water. Jenkins was recently interviewed as ‘Artist of the Month’ on Axis Web.

‘Aggregate’ will constitute an experimental, in-dialogue, rotating research show drawing on the legacies of the industrial paintings of Lumb. A primary aim is to highlight the intergenerational aspects of this dialogue, reintroducing Lumb’s work to a contemporary art audience, and exploring ideas around feminism, queer sexualities, and northern industrial archaeology using the metaphor of aggregate.

Happy Fest @ Ross High School
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Happy Fest @ Ross High School

Happy Fest is a evening collection of performances from LGBT+ individuals and those who support them. It will be hosted by Ross High School’s LGBT+ Allies group and include singing, dancing, art and comedy in a FREE evening of fun!

Life Happens @ DG/223, De Grey Court, York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York YO31 7EX
Feb 23 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Life Happens – a queer performance piece made in response to Sarah Kane’s Crave and 4.48 Psychosis performed by Nina Kane (aka Jared), a trans* theatre maker and Sarah Kane specialist. It involves site-specific images, soundscapes and stories built from recent ‘dreamings’ and wanderings in the port city of Yokohama and Wakabacho Wharf.

Organised by: Cast-Off Drama
Tickets: Free, no need to book
More information: Nina Kane (jaredjadonkane@gmail.com | 07590 388770) | castoffdrama.blogspot.com
Accessibility: Baby changing, Wheelchair access

Curve Theatre and DMU presents: Polaris @ Curve Theatre
Feb 24 @ 7:15 pm

Fresh from a sell-out run, Polaris is a free trip around the world. It’s the kind of dark humour that comes from being thwacked in the face by everything and everyone possible. Self-aware, self-deprecating, and absolutely no selfies, this coming-of-age story is full of sex, sexuality, and some sad stuff.
The true story of growing up everywhere and fitting in nowhere, with added queer just for fun. (haha. fun.) Performed as part of a series of productions and events to celebrate #DMUpride, which have been curated by DMU students thanks to the university’s partnership with Curve.
This performance includes an after-show discussion by the writer and performer, Hannah

York LGBT History Month 2018 Closing Night @ The Basement, City Screen, 13-17 Coney Street, YO1 9QL
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Celebrate LGBT History Month with an evening of music and spoken word from a fantastic lineup of local performers.

• Wayne Dawson is a singer/songwriter from Harrogate. (facebook.com/WayneDawsonOfficial)
• Flora Greysteel are a York-based duo who officially formed in 2015, but who have collaborative roots stretching back to 2009. Basing their sound in piano, drum kit and female vocals, the band use a wide variety of other instruments including ukulele, thumb piano and assorted small percussion, not to mention the widespread use of loop pedal. (floragreysteel.co.uk)
• Alice Nicholls – because she does not like being told what to do, she tries as much as possible to confuddle her audiences by never *quite* sticking to one genre. (alicenichollsmusic.com)
• Waifs and Strays – since forming in early 2016 Waifs and Strays have played at a number of events at local venues in and around York. (facebook.com/waifsandstraysyork)

Organised by: York LGBT History Month
Tickets: £6 from yorklgbthistory.org.uk/18/closing-event
More information: York LGBT History Month team (info@yorklgbthistory.org.uk)
Accessibility: baby-changing; wheelchair access

Testosterone @ The Place Theatre
Mar 2 @ 7:30 pm
Testosterone @ The Place Theatre | England | United Kingdom

What does it mean to be a man or a woman?

Is gender innate or is it nurtured?

Kit is in an amusing and unique position, having transitioned from female to male in his early thirties, he has experienced adult life on both sides of the gender fence, giving him the opportunity to notice what differences there are in how he is treated by society – what he gains and what he loses by becoming a man.

However, his biggest challenge comes when he enters a male gym changing room for the first time and is confronted by masculinity in all its forms – the good, the bad and the ugly. What kind of man will he be when he finishes changing?

With this refreshingly honest and irreverent physical theatre comedy by critically acclaimed company Rhum and Clay and darkly comic theatre writer and director Kit Redstone, they explore the epic path that we all have to take when trying to forge an identity.

What kind of ‘man’ are you?

Miss Nightingale @ Hippodrome Casino
Mar 21 – May 6 all-day
Miss Nightingale @ Hippodrome Casino


An intimate underground cabaret club opens in the heart of London. A saucy new star shines under the spotlight. Two men struggle to bring their illicit love out of the shadows. The war-torn capital has never been so revealing!

Welcome to the Glitz of the Blitz; where showgirls, secrets and scandal abound. A world where aristocrats jostle with black-market spivs, songwriters take to the streets and nothing is quite as it seems.

Maggie Brown, an aspiring singer and her best friend George Nowodny, a songwriter and Jewish refugee, perform a dazzling act at the newest night club in town, owned by wealthy socialite and RAF war-hero, Sir Frank Worthington-Blythe. Maggie’s beau Tom Connor, paves the way for the sexy and charismatic ‘Miss Nightingale’ to be born, and the musical duo quickly find themselves with a West-End hit! However, what the leading lady doesn’t know, is that George and Sir Frank are hiding a secret and as Miss Nightingale’s success grows, so does a forbidden love between the two men!

Miss Nightingale, the brand-new British musical, receives its West-End premiere at The Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino following five sold-out UK tours and a headline season at The Vaults in 2017. Having been hailed as one of the Guardian’s Top 50 must-sees, now is your chance to experience the show-stopping 1942 set musical, where gay glamour, vintage sounds and spunky Blitz spirit are brought sensationally to life.

Immerse yourself in the wartime world of Miss Nightingale- you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll want to come back for more. Book cabaret style seating now for an unrivalled West End experience unlike any other.